Warrior Graduate, Former USC Prez Nominated for Human Rights Defender Award

The photo here, courtesy of Mr. Gultia, shows him while on a visit in early 2019 to Montgomery, Alabama, the epicenter of the American civil rights movement of 1954 to 1968.

The photo here, courtesy of Mr. Gultia, shows him while on a visit in early 2019 to Montgomery, Alabama, the epicenter of the American civil rights movement of 1954 to 1968.

Christian B. Gultia, an April 2014 AB Legal Management graduate of the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila, was recently recognized by Amnesty International Philippines (AIP) as of a nominee for the Outstanding Young Human Rights Defender award for AIP’s Ignite Awards for Human Rights.

Mr. Gultia, who was the President of UE Manila’s University Student Council (USC) for SY 2013-2014, has been a professional human rights worker since 2015, focusing on efforts concerned with campaigns against enforced disappearances and torture. He had been affiliated with the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) Advocacy and Campaign Unit, is a former coordinator of the lawmakers group Makatao, and helped draft the Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Protection Bill of Congressman and human rights lawyer Edcel C. Lagman in 2019.

This HR advocate whom friends also call “CG” has been, since 2018, the Chairman of the movement named Youth for Human Rights and Democracy (Y4HRD), a youth organization “committed to promote human rights in the Philippines primarily through human rights education” (https://www.facebook.com/Youth4HRD/).

Mr. Gultia is also an academic fellow of Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA—the fellowship funded by the US State Department through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). He is also just a thesis shy of earning his Master of Arts in Philippine Studies from UP Diliman.

As a UE student, Mr. Gultia had been a college scholar, Vice President of the CAS Manila Student Council, Business Manager of the UE Debate and Speech Society, Public Relations Officer of the College Y Club and Board Member of Lex Societas Orientis.

Among other achievements as a UE student, he was adjudged the Outstanding Delegate and elected Speaker of the House of the 38th YMCA National Congress of Students in 2013, earned 2nd Place in the Tuklas Talino Quiz Bee of the 37th YMCA Congress, and was the Champion and Best Debater of Lexso Cup 2011.

All told, he was twice awarded by his Alma Mater for Exemplary Performance in Interschool Competitions and was an Exemplary Academic Performance Awardee.

The Ignite Awards for Human Rights is Amnesty International Philippines’s way of recognizing human rights defenders (HRDs) in the country for “the impact their work brings in changing people’s lives through mobilization, activism, rights-based policy advocacy and art.” The awardees and nominees were announced on May 28, 2020, which marked both the 59th anniversary of Amnesty International and the second season of Ignite Awards for Human Rights.

The 2020 awarding ceremony was postponed but Mr. Gultia and his fellow nominees will still receive a plaque of recognition, and will be featured in the campAIgn News Magazine and in a promotional video. Further details here: http://www.amnesty.org.ph/news/pcij-bro-armin-ignite-awards-winners/

Congratulations and kudos, Human Rights Warrior!

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